MeetMe is a hybrid between a social media platform and an online dating site. Founded in 2005 by The Meet Group, the free dating website allows users to freely interact with other users through chat, streams and discussion threads via browser and mobile.
MeetMe’s membership structure is diverse, meaning there are several potential matches no matter what age group you’re in. The only problem is that the website follows the social media platform structure, meaning that their minimum age requirement is 13, unlike the typical dating site with its 18 age requirement. This means that minors are present on a dating site that may not be safe for them.
New members fill out a short form with their personal information
- It takes 1-2 minutes to create an account
- Users are taken directly to their dashboard after registration
- The site provides users featured matches instantly after registration
The signup process is very quick, which is both a good and bad thing. It is a good thing because the process only takes a single screen, and then the user can immediately start using the site. It is a bad thing because the site only requires the most basic of information. You are not given a chance to write down your interests and make yourself stand out.
The website has a free chat option, which is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it means that you can freely message anyone you’re interested in without having to pay for a paid subscription. On the other hand, you are also vulnerable to unwanted messages from other members. There are a lot of trolls, rude users and perverts on the platform so getting dirty or inappropriate message is to be expected, especially if you’re female.
There isn’t a lot in terms of profile information. As a user, all the website asks from you is your name, location, sexual preference, gender, age and relationship status. Of course, they do have a biography field where you can freely write about yourself, but other than that, the site offers less information about their members compared to other dating sites.
MeetMe’s app version is definitely better than its desktop counterpart not only in terms of aesthetics, but in functionality as well. With its app-only available features, users who are using MeetMe’s desktop version are definitely missing out from the complete experience.
Real Life Review
Design and Usability
The desktop version’s design and layout look outdated. It looks similar to Facebook’s old design, and while Facebook has moved on to a more edgy, modern look, MeetMe has not. It seems evident that the people behind the site have abandoned the desktop version and is focusing more on the app version, as the app has an updated and clean look.
MeetMe! Costs and Prices
- Account registration
- Profile creation
- Match search
- Chat services
- MeetMe Live stream service
- See which users viewed your photos and which photos they viewed
- Remove Ads
- More Search Filters (Body Types, Ethnicity, etc.)
- Your messages are shown first on other users’ inbox
- Browse other profiles anonymously
- Decorate your profile with profile themes
|Duration / Credits / Coins||Costs per month||Total|
|1 Month||7.99 $ / Month||7.99 $|
|3 Months||3.33 $ / Month||9.99 $|
|250 Credits||0.01 $ / Credit||2.99 $|
|500 Credits||0.01 $ / Credit||4.99 $|
|625 Credits||0.02 $ / Credit||9.99 $|
|2,000 Credits||0.01 $ / Credit||14.99 $|
|3,700 Credits||0.01 $ / Credit||24.99 $|
Is MeetMe! expensive or cheap?
In comparison to other providers MeetMe! is inexpensive.
- Credit Card
- Via Mobile Phone
MeetMe credits is the site’s in-app currency and can be used for the following:
- Boost your profile on search matches so they appear first
- Purchase diamonds to give to MeetMe live streamers as gift
A pack of 3 spotlights can also be bought for $2.99 and a pack of 6 spotlights can be bought for $4.99.
MeetMe’s desktop interface is pretty bland, but their apps actually have a couple of really good special features that make it obvious that the company is focusing more on its mobile users.
If you want to initiate a conversation with somebody, but don’t know how to go about it, Meetme.com’s Questions can help you out. Just ask other users a question and if they’re interested, they can answer the question. Questions are sent anonymously, and your identity is revealed only if the other user answers your questions.
Secret admirer is a fun game that users can play and meet someone new at the same time. The app gives you a notification that you have a secret admirer, but doesn’t tell you who it is. Instead, it shows you several pictures of different users at the same time, and you have to guess who it is. You have 5 guesses, and if you don’t guess it right, the secret admirer notification goes away.
This is MeetMe’s streaming service. Users can go live and interact with their spectators. Viewers can like and send gifts to streamers in the form of diamonds, which streamers can convert into in-app credits or real cash later.
Available on the site’s mobile app, QuickPick is MeetMe’s take on Tinder’s swipe system. You are shown a picture of a random user and you can show your interest or take a pass and move on to the next user.
|Signing Up:||3.5 / 5|
|Making Contact:||3.0 / 5|
|Profile Quality:||2.0 / 5|
|App:||4.0 / 5|
Overall, MeetMe is more like a social media platform than the dating service, with its heavy focus on group discussions and social interaction. While the site may be a good place to mess around, have fun and talk to other people online, the anonymity and lack of security will make it difficult for people to find someone real who is interested in a serious relationship.